People Not as Bad as They Seem

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People Not as Bad as They Seem
Aikahyva.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Rauni Mollberg
Produced by Rauni Mollberg
Written by Aapeli
Starring Olavi Ahonen
Music by Asser Fagerström
Cinematography Hannu Peltomaa
Edited by Jorma Kuusisto
Distributed by Suomi-Filmi
Release date
7 October 1977
Running time
132 minutes
Country Finland
Language Finnish

People Not as Bad as They Seem (Finnish: Aika hyvä ihmiseksi) is a 1977 Finnish historical film directed by Rauni Mollberg, based on the novels by Aapeli.

The film premiered on 7 October 1977 in Finland and Sweden on 17 March 1978. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 1978 Cannes Film Festival.[1] The film was re-released again in 2003 and premiered in the Czech Republic on 27 January 2003.

Plot[edit]

The film is about a boy and the relationship between his birth mother and step mother.

Cast[edit]

  • Olavi Ahonen .... Health inspector Hyttinen
  • Lauri Arajuuri .... Sulo Riippa
  • Ossi Aronen .... Pietari Jormalainen
  • Asser Fagerström .... Pianist
  • Mika Hämäläinen .... Viljami Pirhola
  • Esko Hannula .... Rusko, blacksmith
  • Helge Herala .... Captain
  • Vihtori Hokka .... Old civil guard
  • Kalle Hollo .... Primus Koljonen, coachman
  • Esko Hukkanen.... Bailiff
  • Kauko Hynninen .... Chief of staff
  • Kurt Ingvall .... Lieutenant general
  • Voitto Jokela .... Violinist
  • Irma Junnilainen .... Klory of Vettenrantska
  • Vappu Jurkka .... Mrs. Rusko
  • Martti Kainulainen .... Harakka, janitor
  • Einari Ketola .... Jordan Kastikainen
  • Marja Korhonen .... Rakel Riippa
  • Lilga Kovanko .... Foreign dancer
  • Paavo Laakso .... Kusti
  • Mikko Lecklin .... Younger constable
  • Hannes Lukinmaa .... Vennu Harakka
  • Kalle Luotonen .... Pyökki, poet
  • Toivo Mäkelä .... Hurme, photographer
  • Sirkka Metsäsaari .... Vettenrantska
  • Roni Mikkonen .... Hati
  • Mikko Nousiainen
  • Salme Paasilinna .... Clockmaker's wife
  • Paavo Pajula .... Kuikka, janitor
  • Yrjö Paulo .... Vähälä
  • Eila Pehkonen .... Mrs. Harakka
  • Ossi Peura .... Singer
  • Risto Salmi .... Jormalainen
  • Veikko Salmi .... Clockmaker
  • Asko Sarkola .... Palkeinen
  • Irma Seikkula .... Mrs. Valma Hurme
  • Petri Skinnari .... Henry
  • Maija-Leena Soinne .... Helga, waitress
  • Mikko Tanhuanpää .... Ferryman
  • Toivo Tuomainen .... Takkunen (as Topi Tuomainen)
  • Matti Tuominen .... Kekäläinen
  • Rauha Valkonen .... Ida Pirhola
  • Raili Veivo .... Karoliina
  • Gustav Wiklund .... Police chief

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: People Not as Bad as They Seem". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 

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